Eric Choi is an aerospace engineer and award-winning writer and editor. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering science and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering, both from the University of Toronto, and he is an alumnus of the International Space University. His space engineering career includes work on the Meteorology (MET) payload on the Phoenix Mars Lander, the Canadarm2 on the International Space Station, the RADARSAT-1 Earth-observation satellite and the MOPITT (Measurements of Pollution on the Troposphere) instrument on the Terra satellite. He is the co-editor of two speculative fiction collections, the hard SF anthology Carbide Tipped Pens (Tor) with Ben Bova and the Aurora Award winning Dragon and the Stars (DAW) with Derwin Mak. His latest short fiction appears in Mike Brotherton’s new anthology Science Fiction by Scientists (Springer) as well as the May/June 2017 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact. Please visit his website www.aerospacewriter.ca or follow him on Twitter @AerospaceWriter.

Friday
            6 pm:  Are Generation Starships Ethically Bad? (Aurora)
            7 pm:  Opening Ceremonies (Richmond A)
            8 -10 pm:  Meet and Greet (ConSuite)
            9 pm:  The Expanse –  grand science fiction at its best (Oakridges)

Saturday
            11 am:  Moon, Mars, or Bust (Oakridges)
            1 pm:  Reading (Aurora)
            2 pm:  Space Launching and Asteroid Mining for Fun and Profit (Richmond B)
            4-6 pm:  Autograph Session (Markham AB)
            8 pm:  Star Trek in Real Life (Oakridges)

Sunday
            10am-12 pm: GOH Brunch (Richmond AB)
            12 pm: Mars as a Science (Aurora)
            1 pm:  GOH hour (Aurora)

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